Convicted felon? Want to carry a gun? Get elected sheriff.
Convicted felon runs for sheriff in WV - Law Enforcement News
February 01, 2012
Convicted felon runs for sheriff in WV
Jerry Weaver is on ballot after serving time for buying votes
By Zack Harold
Charleston Daily Mail
Weaver, 62, of Hamlin, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to buy votes in 2005, landing him in federal prison for a year. He is now running for sheriff.
And, while he is a convicted felon, Weaver could carry a firearm while on the job.
According to U.S. Code, felon gun restrictions don't apply to the "transportation, shipment, receipt, possession or importation" of guns or ammunition for use by the United States, any department or agency of the federal government, any state or any subdivision of a state.